10 Party Games To Keep Guests Busy During Your Next Holiday Gathering

Let these games do the entertaining for you.
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Hosting a holiday party that entices your guests is one feat. The next challenge? Making sure they stay entertained from beginning to end.

You’ve probably done all the cooking, baking, decorating, and setting up, so there’s no need to run yourself ragged by being their all-night entertainment. Cue the tried-and-true party saver: games.

We’ve rounded up 10 party games that are sure to surprise and delight all kinds of guests from, your 10-year-old niece and your Instagram-obsessed sibling, to your parents.

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In need of easy and inexpensive party entertainment? Add these 10 games to your checklist:

That's What She Said game
This twisted game of innuendos will turn some cheeks red at your next (adult) holiday party.
Not Parent Approved: A Card Game for Kids, Families and Mischief Makers
Not Parent Approved is a hilarious kid's word game of fill-in-the blanks. It's award-winning and 100% family-friendly.
Never Have I Ever
This classic game will force you to reveal your most embarrassing moments, and after a few holiday cocktails, this game is probably all the more hysterical.
Humans Being
Humans Being is the first ever team-driven improv game that was created by New York’s veteran comedians. If your guests aren't familiar with each other, this is the perfect icebreaker.
What Do You Meme?
This adult party game is for the social media obsessed. Players compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. Out-meme your guests with What Do You Meme.
Apples to Apples Freestyle
This family-friendly game will have everyone on the floor with the fill-in-the-blank statements that will let everyone's creativity run wild.
What's a card game if you're not poking fun a bit? DRUNK STONED OR STUPID is for those who can dish it and take it.
Exploding Kittens
With over 6,500 reviews on Amazon and 4.5 stars, it's no wonder Exploding Kittens is one of the most sought after card games. Although this game is highly strategic, it's family friendly and who doesn't love kittens? We'll ignore the exploding part.
Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition
The mouthguard party game just got a more hilarious twist. The throwdown edition pits you against your friends in a head-to-head competition of skill and audacity...all while wearing the ridiculous mouthguard.
Cards Against Humanity
This cult-favorite is practically fail-proof. If you're in need of a popular game that needs little to none explaining, Cards Against Humanity will have you covered for your next holiday gathering and beyond.

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